Calophyllum sil (Pink Calophyllum, Blush Touriga) – Tube stock

$15.95

Altitudinal range from sea level to about 500 m.
Usually grows in well developed rain forest on the coastal lowlands.

15 in stock

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Description

Stem
Bark exudate rather meagre, clear, watery yellow or honey-coloured and sticky. A bright orange layer normally visible on the inside of the dead bark.

Leaves
Leaf blades about 5-12 x 2.5-5.5 cm. Numerous fine veins extending from the midrib to the margin but no other veins visible. Midrib depressed on the upper surface, particularly towards the base. Petioles produce a small amount of milky or watery milky exudate.

Flowers
Petals (or inner tepals) about 4.5-6 mm long. Stamens about 45-80 per flower.

Fruit
Fruits about 1.3-1.9 cm long. Endocarp about 0.4-1.2 mm thick, perhaps up to 2 mm thick near the apex.

Seedlings
At the tenth leaf stage: leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate; more than 50 closely spaced parallel veins run from the midrib to the leaf margin; terminal bud and petioles of new growth clothed in golden to brown hairs. Seed germination time 33 to 49 days.

 

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